Arkansas in the springtime is beautiful, and classic boats will add to the beauty.
2017 Hot Springs Classic on Lake Hamilton
Thursday April 6th, 6:00 pm, Sam’s Pizza
Friday April 7th, 8:30 am, cruise to Thompson’s for coffee and pastries
Lunch at 1:00 pm, Fisherman’s Wharf
Dinner at 6:30 pm, Habachi Sushi Buffet
Saturday April 8th, 9:00 am, cruise to Garvan Gardens – Show time 10:00am to 4:00pm
This is afree public show at the docks of Garvan Woodland Gardens
Lunch provided at dock by Quarters
Dinner at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Josie’s
Click here for REGISTRATION FORM to download and complete.
Registration Form MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 25th
For additional information or questions contact: Mike Langhorne 501-318-7666
LODGING INFORMATION (this is a busy weekend in Hot Springs, make reservations early)
4810 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Offers a special rate for their condos on the lake.
They have 4 one bedroom suites with kitchen for $100.00 plus tax per night
They have 11 two bedroom 1 bath for $89.00 plus tax per night
Please call Lynn at 800-468-0055 or 501-525-4691
Long Island Lake Resort
320 Long Island Drive, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Special Rate $89.99 plus tax per night
5321 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Clarion Resort on the Lake
4813 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71913
You can read all about the 2016 Hot Springs Classic by clicking here.
More details will be posted on the Heartland Classics Chapter website.
Cruisin’ ‘n Eatin’, Eatin’ ‘n Cruisin’ – Table Rock Lake in Missouri is the place to really enjoy a boating weekend.
This annual event sponsored by the Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS will be hosted at the Rock Lane Resort ($50/night) on beautiful Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri.
Watch the Heartland Classics website for details and registration.
Heartland Classics Chapter will hold its annual judged show on September 16, 2017.
“Mahogany & Chrome Boat Show” is the free public show on Saturday after a social gathering on Thursday evening and cruising on the Grand Lake of the Cherokees on Friday.
Arrowhead Yacht Club will be the host port, this year with all new docks. It is located east of Ketchum, Oklahoma.
Find details and registration at the Heartland Classics website.
ARKANSAS RIVER CRUISE 2017
with the Heartland Classics Chapter
This is your chance to take your classic boat on a river cruise along with other classic boaters, some of them experienced, others for the first time. Meal stops, fuel stops, and nightly lodging will all be planned. A rest-over in the middle of the cruise at Little Rock, Arkansas will give the travelers a rest and the public more time to admire the boats.
Trip Date Options: Saturday September 30th thru Friday October 6th
Launch Saturday late afternoon September 30th at Three Forks Harbor, Muskogee, OK
Departure Sunday October 1st
Complete Trip 370 miles; 13 locks
Longest travel days about 4-1/4 hours cruising time plus lock time which varies significantly with 3 locks(on Wednesday) & 4 locks(on Friday) being the maximum.
Plan to do the whole beautiful trip or join or leave as needed. Even just take part in the Little Rock two night stay with activities in town as well as sharing our classic boats with the admiring public. Read about the 2015 Arkansas River Odyssey.
Daily Travel and Hotel Summary:
- Sunday October 1: Depart Three Forks Harbor, Muskogee OK
Travel for the day: 91.8 miles; 3 locks;
Fuel Stop at Applegate Cove Marina after 52.7 miles of travel
40 miles further to the day’s destination in Ft Smith/Van Buren AR
- Monday October 2nd: 92.3 miles; 2 locks;
If needed, fuel stop at Spadra Marina after 70 miles of travel
5 miles further to the day’s destination in Russellville AR
HOTEL: Days Inn, Russelleville AR
- Tuesday October 3rd; 88.7 miles; 4 locks;
First Fuel stop option, Charlies Hidden Harbor after 30 miles of travel
7 miles further to the day’s destination in Little Rock, AR
Second Fuel stop option, Little Rock Yacht Club; 77 miles from morning departure or 47 miles from first fuel stop and 12 miles from the day’s destination point in Little Rock AR
Third Fuel stop option is Rockwater Marina; 87 miles from morning departure and 1 mile from our destination for the evening in Little Rock, AR
HOTEL: TBD or Individuals choice of hotel
- Wednesday October 4th – Free day in Little Rock AR with opportunity for public to view the boats
- Thursday October 5th; 48.5 miles; 2 locks;
No known fuel stops as we travel today;
HOTEL: Holiday Inn Express
- Friday October 6th; 65 miles; 2 locks
END OF TRIP in Pendleton AR, 22.7MM
The Arkansas River will take you through a variety of landscapes. Fall is the perfect time of year for comfortable weather and a calm steady flow of the river.
Riverfront in Little Rock, Arkansas will be the scene of antique and classic boats on October 7, 2017.
Those boating on the Arkansas River Odyssey for a week will have a day of rest in Little Rock before heading home. Many other antique and classic boats will join them for the public show.
Visitors will also get to visit the Inland Maritime Museum and other sites around the park.
Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS is the sponsor. Details will be available on the Heartland Classics website.